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Offline trdsf

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3180 on: July 11, 2018, 01:03:27 AM »
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Got "Murder by Death" in the mail last night. Boss Lady's a big mystery fan, she can estimate the number of deaths in Midsomer County at the beginning of a season. ;)
Murder by Death -- I actually saw it in the theater -- wasn't a great movie, but it was a great deal of fun.  Lots of individually charming performances, or at least performances that were in turn charming.  Nancy Walker and Alec Guinness made a surprisingly effective comic duo.

And I am forever stuck with the sound of Truman Capote protesting "THE moose!  THE moose!  Say your god-damn pronouns!" (especially since what he meant was 'articles' not 'pronouns')  :)
Sir Terry Pratchett, on being told about the theory that the universe is a computer simulation: "If we all get out and in again, would it start to work properly this time?"

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3181 on: July 11, 2018, 05:14:50 AM »
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to open November 2.
There is a ray of hope then.

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I'm looking forward to it but worried they will get the Phoenix story wrong again. The people who created X-Men: Last Stand didn't understand what made the Dark Phoenix saga a good story.
I'm not sure what the Dark Phoenix is, but I'll be looking forward to another X-Men film.  And your right about the importance of a good story.  Directors can't just parade good talent around in front of the camera and think they've made a blockbuster.  Sometimes it does seem like they miss the essence of the storyline, or think they can innovate a better one, but that seldom happens.

Offline Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3182 on: July 12, 2018, 01:16:47 PM »
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best review for this movie ever.

I like this guy, he tells it like it is and will beat something down if it needs breaking down. He mentions the good points of movies he sees but doesn't hold back on the bullshit in and around movies.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3183 on: July 12, 2018, 02:17:56 PM »
Let me know when a perfect movie comes along. I need the sleep.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3184 on: July 12, 2018, 03:06:46 PM »
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Let me know when a perfect movie comes along. I need the sleep.

There is no such thing as perfection or utopia, because everyone jerks off to different things

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3185 on: July 12, 2018, 04:02:59 PM »
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There is no such thing as perfection or utopia, because everyone jerks off to different things
And yet so very many people complain about movies while purportedly knowing that everyone has different tastes.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3186 on: July 12, 2018, 05:07:18 PM »
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And yet so very many people complain about movies while purportedly knowing that everyone has different tastes.
Wait a sec...just because people have different tastes doesn't mean that there aren't bad movies or that legitimate criticisms can't be levied at movies.  Subjectivity exists to some degree, but it's not the end all be all.  It's not like one man's Suicide Squad is another man's Infinity War.  They might appeal to different people to differing degrees, but there's a bunch of stuff they did correctly (or incorrectly) that's the main reason they got well-deserved acclaim or disdain.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3187 on: July 12, 2018, 05:11:05 PM »
And vice versa, of course.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3188 on: July 12, 2018, 05:43:06 PM »
Thats why criticism can be given to anything, even something you love should be open to criticism, and if you do love something you should listen to criticism about it, help gain some perspective on it. I've seen much loved movies and shows given the same treatment and it doesn't poison the well, because if you like something enough that even when you recognize the flaws in it and can still like it, then its not going t matter what people say about it.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3189 on: July 12, 2018, 05:47:08 PM »
Constructive criticism vs. plain old sniping. There lies the rub.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3190 on: July 12, 2018, 09:28:09 PM »
I doubt there is any of my favorite top ten movies that I couldn't file a complaint about something.

Offline Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3191 on: July 12, 2018, 10:26:27 PM »
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I doubt there is any of my favorite top ten movies that I couldn't file a complaint about something.
Yeah.  Many of my favorites have serious flaws.  I still like them, but I have to acknowledge that the things I like aren't perfect and have plenty of room for improvement.

Offline trdsf

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3192 on: July 13, 2018, 01:05:14 AM »
The Tingler, a William Castle film starring Vincent Price.  One of the more enjoyable cheapies from the late '50s, and Vincent Price is always fun to watch... and this showing was hosted live in person by Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff of MST3K, and riffed mightily and mercilessly... and hilariously.  Seriously, if You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login comes through your area and you're an old MSTie, run, don't walk, to the box office for your tickets.

Tomorrow night - more Trace and Frank, and the movie The Choppers with Arch Hall Jr.
Sir Terry Pratchett, on being told about the theory that the universe is a computer simulation: "If we all get out and in again, would it start to work properly this time?"

Offline Shiranu

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3193 on: July 13, 2018, 01:32:19 AM »
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I doubt there is any of my favorite top ten movies that I couldn't file a complaint about something.

But why would you want to?

For all intents and purposes, the entertainment I love is perfect the way it is. There is no need to nitpick art I enjoy.

I've Got Love, Fuck Your Money.

"Intellectualization creates a gap or lack of rapport between you and your life. You may think about things so much that you get into the state where you are eating the menu instead of the dinner." -Alan Watts

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3194 on: July 13, 2018, 01:51:03 AM »
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The Tingler, a William Castle film starring Vincent Price.  One of the more enjoyable cheapies from the late '50s, and Vincent Price is always fun to watch... and this showing was hosted live in person by Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff of MST3K, and riffed mightily and mercilessly... and hilariously.  Seriously, if You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login comes through your area and you're an old MSTie, run, don't walk, to the box office for your tickets.

Tomorrow night - more Trace and Frank, and the movie The Choppers with Arch Hall Jr.
The House of Wax staring Vincent Price was probably not a movie I should have watched at a young age.  It kept me awake at nights for a couple of months.  I rented it a few years ago, and it wasn't as disturbing as I remembered it, but at the age of 9 or 10, I had a profound psychological reaction.  I think it was temporary, but it was so disturbing at the time, that I have wondered if it made a change in my subconscious that might have affected me in later years.  I don't think it did, but I don't know how one would know.

 

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